Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort insists his team - which has not finished above .500 for four consecutive years - is not mired in a rebuild and never will be.

"I hate that word," Monfort said of 'rebuilding,' according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. "I guess the connotation on rebuilding is you just get rid of everybody. ... We're not trying to get the first pick. We're not going to tank. We never have, never will."

Numerous teams have found success using a tanking strategy in recent years, with the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros both losing 100 games before turning it around in short order to win a World Series.

Since that drought-busting title, the Cubs have let numerous marquee players go - including Kris Bryant, who signed a seven-year, $182-million contract with the Rockies last winter. This offseason, the Cubs added Dansby Swanson, Eric Hosmer, and Cody Bellinger, among others, in an attempt to return to the postseason after two years away.